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U. S.

Coast Guard Sector Maryland-NCR


Waterways Analysis and Management System Data Sheet
Mariners and other waterway stakeholders are encourage to provide input regarding the Waterways Analysis and
Management System (WAMS) currently being conducted by USCG Sector Maryland-NCR.

This questionnaire is your opportunity to recommend changes to improve the Aids to Navigation system, federal
publications, and nautical charts for the Upper Potomac River above the Harry P. Nice Memorial Bridge (Route
301) to Hains Point.

You may send information via email to D05-DG-SECTOR-MDNCR-WTRWAY-WAMS@uscg.mil or by clicking


"Submit" at the end of this form. You may also mail to the address:
Commander
USCG Sector Maryland-NCR
2401 Hawkins Point Road, BLDG 70
Baltimore, MD 21226-1791

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Name: ____________________________________ Organization:________________________________________

Phone:____________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________

WATERWAY RATING:

Please rate the following areas on a scale of 1 to 7; with 1 meaning the item in question does not meet
your needs as a waterway user and 7 meaning it meets your needs fully and could not be improved.
Please explain any rating three or below in the comments section.
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a) Aids to Navigation system in the following areas:
a. Upper Potomac River Channel Buoy 1 to
Upper Potomac River Channel Light 8.

b. Upper Potomac River Channel LB 11 to


Upper Potomac River Channel Buoy 26.

c. Upper Potomac River Channel LB 27 to


Upper Potomac River Channel Buoy 46.

d. Upper Potomac River Channel LB 47 to


Upper Potomac River Channel LB 71.

e. Mount Vernon Cut

f. Upper Potomac River Channel Buoy 73 to


Upper Potomac River Channel LB 90.

g. National Harbor Channel (private aids)

h. Alexandria Channel

b) Broadcast Notice to Mariners on Channel 22 VFH/FM:


c) Fifth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners
d) Coast Pilot Volume 3
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e) NOAA Chart 12285


f) NOAA Chart 12288
g) NOAA Chart 12289
h) Bridges
i) Coast Guard Regulated Navigation Areas

WATERWAY USER DETAILS:

Type of vessels: Hazardous cargo transits? Vessels greater than 50,000 DWT?
Commercial Yes Yes
Deep Draft No No
Military
Ferry Passenger ferry capacity? Length and draft of vessels
Sail
Tug Average:________________
Recreational
Other Max: ________________

Frequency of transits: Transit period:


More than one per day Year Round
More than one a week Seasonal
One every few weeks Approximate date range of seasonality: ________________________
One per month
One every few months
C Less than one a year
C Night Transits? If so, frequency: ____________________________
1. What special environmental conditions exist in this waterway? (weather, current, visibility, etc.)

2. What is the most difficult part of navigating this waterway safely? (sea conditions, shoaling,
visibility, submerged hazards, vessel traffic, bridge approaches, etc.)
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3. Please indicate any way that this waterway may be improved.

4. Are there any aids to navigation that you feel are most critical? Please be specific.

5. Are you using the aids to navigate through a marked channel, or using the aids as reference
points for alternate routes?

6. Do you think any aids to navigation that are redundant? If so, which ones?

7. Are there any aids to navigation that may be reduced in size or changed to unlit without affecting
navigational safety? If so, which ones?
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8. Are there any aids to navigation that interfere with the safe navigation? If so, which ones?

9. Are there any aids to navigation that could be increased in size or lit to increase navigational
safety? If so, which ones?

10. What are the waterfront areas or facilities you access via vessel?

11. Do you know of any proposed plans for changes of waterway (dredging, new facility/marina,
private/State AtoN, changes in vessel type/cargo, etc)?

12. Please indicate any additional organizations, groups, or individuals that you believe may be
interested in receiving this survey. Please include a contact method.
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13. Please indicate any way that this survey may be improved.

14. Do you use the sectored light on MARYLAND POINT LIGHT (LLNR 17895) to navigate
the turn in the river or would a flashing red light be satisfactory or more beneficial?

15. Do you use WHITESTONE POINT LIGHT (LLNR 17375) for navigation or are the buoys
in the area sufficient?

16. Do you use FORT WASHINGTON LIGHT 80 (LLNR 18560) for navigation or are the other
aids in the area sufficient for navigating? Do you use the day markers on this aid?

17. Additional comments:


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Additional comments (continued):

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